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6/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Volvo V60

£23,090£52,470
6/10
Overall verdict
The V60 is a sensible, safe Volvo, just as you’d expect. But the only truly sporty one is the Polestar.
 

For: 

Safe, comfortable, efficient, nice to look at and now greener too

Against: 

Firm ride, oddly cramped for a Volvo estate

Overview

What is it?

Which came first: the saloon or the estate? For most firms the estate is based on an existing saloon, but so entrenched is the estate in Volvo’s psyche, it’s arguable that on this occasion the chicken did indeed come before the egg. Anyway, the V60. Volvo, a company that has built its reputation on sensible, practical workhorses, wants you to see the V60 as a ‘Sport Wagon’. It has a sleek profile and now, for £49,775 you can have an Audi S4 Avant-rivalling Polestar version. This has 350bhp and, whisper it, is really rather good to drive.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 [367] Polestar 5dr Geartronic
4.8s 186g/km 34.9 367 £49,110
The cheapest
T4 [190] Business Edition 5dr
7.3s 135g/km 48.7 190 £23,090
The greenest
D5 [163] Twin Eng SE Nav 5dr AWD Geartronic [Lthr]
6.9s 48g/km 155.2 163 £38,250
Continue: Driving

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